Snart, it's funny you mentioned
Philly....I grew up there until I moved
up to Boston in 2001. Went to tons
of shows during the 90s there, and although
there was a consistent live scene (aka
a good stop for all touring bands)
there wasnt much depth of a local rock
scene. That seems to have changed since
I have left...with bands like dysrythmia and Rosetta
and the relapse records influence, decibel
magazine,etc...there is definitely more
of a rock feel there now, but Philly
has always been a soul and hip hop
city first and formost....The Goats were my favorite
local group throughout the early to mid 90s. Video belowhttp://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri= ... FPw_kfvbKE
the digs early 90s hip hop should check these guys out.
They were more angry and political than public
enemy with better lyrics, a killer live band behind 3 mc's.
Complete drug addicts and drunks...but held it together
for some really incredible shows.
They were as "heavy" as a hip hop group could
be. Sort of cult like fanbase. The Roots & G. Love were
the biggest local names going.... Besides Stinking Liz,
the indie rock band Caterpillar, and Bardo Pond
(which I just can't get into. I'd rather listen
to The Subarachnoid Space)....there was not
much else local heavy or interesting rock during the 90s there.
There was probably some scattered death metal
I didn't know about, but I frequented the local
venues pretty often, and anything local
seemed like either ska or rap rock, neither
well done. If I was missing someone, I'd definitely
like to know about it.